Wisconsin Legislature Backtracks on Repealing Coronavirus Emergency

Wisconsin Republicans on Thursday abruptly dropped plans to terminate a public health emergency the Democratic governor declared over the coronavirus pandemic when it came to light that millions of dollars in federal food stamp funds would be jeopardized if they went through with it.

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Biden Orders Boost in Food Aid, Paves Way for $15 Federal Minimum Wage

A flurry of executive orders ushering in a new era at the White House continued Friday as President Joe Biden signed off on directives aimed at improving food security for millions of struggling Americans and paving the way for a $15 minimum wage for federal workers.

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Supreme Court Declines to Block Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule for Immigrants

Responding to a request from states and immigration advocates citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a Trump administration rule that makes it harder for immigrants to receive green cards if they rely on public benefits programs like food stamps.

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National Security Surveillance Nabs More Than Spies

The case against Nassif Sami Daher and Kamel Mohammad Rammal, two Michigan men accused of food stamp fraud, hardly seemed exceptional. But the tool that agents used to investigate them was extraordinary: a secretive surveillance process intended to identify potential spies and terrorists.

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